June 12: PMB Directs Immediate Gazetting Of Presidential Order


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Following his declaration on Wednesday that henceforth, June 12 shall be observed as Democracy Day in Nigeria and that some heroes of democracy be given national honours,  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Shehu Malami to  take immediate steps to publish the Presidential Order in the Federal Gazette.

President Buhari directed that the publication should be as follows; Chief MKO Abiola – Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (Posthumous), Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger and Chief Gani Fawehinmi – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (Posthumous)

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu stated that President Buhari further directed that the gazetting should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018 can go on as planned.

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